Who's Who Directory
Featuring the companies, executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, civic and education leaders who are building a stronger and more diverse economy in Broward County/South Florida.
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Broward League of Cities
Description: The Broward League of Cities is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and resolving issues facing Broward County’s 31 cities and municipalities. Membership is made up of elected officials from municipal governments and area businesses. Members focus on identifying and resolving problems affecting day-to-day municipal operations including county, state and federal legislation. Dedicated committees conduct research and recommend policies affecting education, housing, economic concerns and municipal services.
Description: AAJ has built and managed software development projects for the last 20 years. We enable our customer’s digital transformation journey through innovative uses of technology (SMAC – social, mobile, analytics, cloud). We specialize in high-quality teams that can bring needed Software and Business Process Engineering, industry specific and line of business applications, UX/UI, Quality Assurance, and Support talent and experience to achieve the right business outcomes for our clients.
Advanced Roofing, Inc.
Description: Advanced Roofing Inc., commercial roofing contractor, has been in business since 1983, growing steadily on our overriding “Commitment to Quality,” which has made us the number one commercial re-roofing company in Florida. While our specialty is re-roofing occupied commercial buildings, we offer a full range of commercial roofing systems to meet all your roofing needs, using the best materials and offering the best warranties.
Specialty: Computer Networks, Hosting Services, Troubleshooting Technology, Antivirus, Mobile Technology
Description: Advantage Services has a strong track record for creative solutions as a technology service provider for a wide variety of business environments. We offer managed IT services for a fixed monthly rate which covers all of your technology related needs such as network administration, backup and availability solutions, pc troubleshooting, database programming, ACT! Consulting and website design/development.
Specialty: 8 niche divisions to support a range of industries from our local offices
Description: Aerotek is a leading employment agency providing technical, professional and industrial recruiting services (contract or direct-hire). With South Florida operations for over 25 years, Aerotek has a long history of customized recruiting and placement solutions for local businesses. Aerotek has 9 niche divisions in South Florida with industry specialists who understand the market and can connect businesses with great local talent.
AirQuest Environmental, Inc.
Description: AirQuest protects people and restores the environment for a sustainable future. AirQuest cares by providing customized solutions for our client's environmental health and safety needs.
Description: Akerman LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 20 offices, including more than 60 attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer (2015). Akerman also is ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2015).
Ambit Advertising and Public Relations
Specialty: Advertising, Public Relations, Branding
Description: Ambit is an A.A.A.A. advertising and public relations agency that builds our clients’ businesses and increases their profits through strategic, brand-focused campaigns using cutting edge creative and the latest technologies.
Amtrust Bank/New York Community Bank
Description: AmTrust Bank is a member of the NYCB Family of Banks and a division of New York Community Bank, a New York State-chartered savings bank serving customers throughout Metro New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio and Arizona. The AmTrust Division, has had a presence in Florida for over twenty years and accounts for 40 of the New York Community Bank’s 280 branches—27 in southern Florida and 14 in central Arizona. Many of our branches feature 24-hour ATM banking, and are open at least six days a week with online banking allowing 24-hour access to accounts and the ability to bank 24/7 by phone. New York Community Bancorp, Inc., (NYSE:NYCB) the holding company for New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank is an NYSE listed company with assets of over $44 billion.
ANF Group, Inc.
Specialty: Construction-General Contractor, Construction Services & Support
Description: ANF Group, Inc. is a South Florida based commercial construction firm with over 33 years of experience. ANF Group provides quality preconstruction, construction management, general contracting and design-build services. We are an industry leader in the commercial and education construction arena and the highly specialized niche of healthcare construction with expertise in working on active campuses, laboratories and research facilities. ANF Group is a state certified general contractor, meets all licensing and insurance requirements and is a qualified Certified Minority Business Enterprise contractor.
Apricot Office Interiors
Specialty: Office Furniture
Description: Apricot Office Interiors has been in business for over 16 years and is a retail distributor of office furniture. We provide space-planning services , reconfiguration, reupholstering, and refinishing of office furniture. Please let our experienced team design the layout of your new office space.
Description: ArtServe is now centrally located in Fort Lauderdale, sharing its 25,000 sq. ft. venue with a Broward County branch library. This multi-purpose facility provides low-cost space where artists, non-profits and the public can hold classes, workshops, performances, meetings, events, and conduct business. The Business Center features nearly 20 private office suites which rent for low rates, thereby allowing cultural non-profits and organizations that support non-profits to minimize their administrative overhead, and put more resources back into building their organization. ArtServe’s scope of services has expanded and numerous programs have been added to meet the demands of the South Florida arts community. Through private and public funding, ArtServe has developed a series of programs aimed at strengthening and assisting local artists and nonprofit cultural groups in their business-related and marketing efforts. ArtServe has become a national model for other arts incubators and artist-support groups. The facilities are provided at low rates to artists and nonprofit organizations. ArtServe’s scope of services has expanded and numerous programs have been added to meet the demands of the South Florida arts community. Through private and public funding, ArtServe has developed a series of programs aimed at strengthening and assisting local artists and nonprofit cultural groups in their business-related and marketing efforts. ArtServe has become a national model for other arts incubators and artist-support groups.
Specialty: New & Used Automobile Sales,
Description: AutoNation is America’s largest automotive retailer, currently owning and operating 342 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation sold its 10 millionth vehicle in 2015, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation is also the only automotive retailer to guarantee every vehicle retailed is recall-free. A commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes is what drives AutoNation’s success. In 2015, AutoNation committed $1,000,000 to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through its Drive Pink Campaign. AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through bold leadership, technology and innovation.
Description: Avison Young's integrated team approach to commercial real estate engages deep expertise from a broad range of professionals across our organization. In a partnership focused on your strategic business objectives, we deliver intelligent, best-in-class solutions that add value and build competitive advantage for your enterprise. At Avison Young, we’ve aligned our structure in a collaborative model focused on client performance and satisfaction. The Avison Young difference translates into intelligent solutions that deliver a better client experience – and better results. We are proud to serve owners and occupiers throughout the state with 6 offices in Florida and 65 offices across North America and Europe.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Description: Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company serves approximately: 48 million consumer and small business relationships with 4,800 retail banking offices, 15,800 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 31 million active users and 17 million mobile users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Specialty: Financial Institution, Financial Services
Description: BankUnited (NYSE: BKU), headquartered in Miami Lakes, Fla., is one of the strongest and most well-capitalized banks in the country. Serving businesses and consumers in 15 Florida counties through 100 branches, BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services.
Description: Building on a tradition of excellence in community banking that stretches back to 1872, BB&T continues to offer clients a complete range of financial services including banking, lending, insurance, trust, and wealth management solutions. We invite you to learn more about us, our company, and our philosophy.
BBVA Compass Bank
Description: BBVA Compass Bank is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico, has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. It also has the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's largest bank based on market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. It operates 672 branches, including 344 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 75 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 19 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranked as the best regional bank in the South and West and was also named best mobile banking app.
Specialty: Financial Institution, Financial Services
Description: BBX Capital (NYSE: BBX) is a diversified investment and asset management company. The business of BBX Capital includes real estate ownership, direct acquisition and joint venture equity in real estate, specialty finance, and the acquisition of controlling and non-controlling investments in operating businesses. Among the companies newest acquisitions are RoboVault and Hoffman’s Chocolates.
Becker and Poliakoff, P.A.
Specialty: Real Estate, Construction, International Trade, Technology, Banking, Government
Description: Becker & Poliakoff is a Broward based law firm with 170 + lawyers, lobbyists and patent professionals providing legal counsel, lobbying, and business strategy to individual, corporate, and government clients in a wide range of practice areas from offices throughout FL, NY, NJ, VA, and DC. The firm is actively engaged in the civic, political, charitable and business community in Broward County and in the other regions in which our team members live and work. Primary areas of practice include real estate, construction, government law & lobbying, corporate, international trade & customs, litigation, intellectual property & emerging technologies and condominium and homeowner association law. Founder Alan Becker leads the firm's efforts in economic development. He is a past chair of the Beacon Council and Executive Committee Member for Enterprise Florida, the state's official economic development organization.